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Terminalia foetidissima (Variegated)


Terminalia foetidissima (Variegated)

Family Name: Combretaceae

This species is a cultivated variety of Terminalia foetidissima . The cream-green mottled pattern on its leaves makes this tree a highly ornamental cultivar.


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Species Summary

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 30 m


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a tree, up to 30m tall.
Foliage The leaves are spirally arranged and tend to cluster near the tip of the branches. The leaves have an attractive cream-green mottled pattern.
Flowers Flowers are small and occur on a spike.
Etymology Terminalia, in Latin, refers to the plant’s leaves that are clustered at the end of end of the twigs. The name foetidissima, in Latin, means bad-smelling.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate

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Master ID 30623
Species ID 4932
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Species record last updated on: 15 October 2021.